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Craig S.

Have had an unbelievable experience with CAW so. Bringing a dead project from 2003 roaring back to life in 2020! Amazing!
Thank you, Stewart!

Craig S.

Joe R.

Fast turnaround and superior work. Any of you musicians with archived analog tape want them converted to wav files for mixing, “CAW” is the place to go. Highly Recommended! Terrific Job…

Joe R.



Just finished listening to the CD, perfect, fantastic, awesome, killer cool.  You sprinkled jewel fairy dust on that pig and turned t into a beautiful girl.
Thank you, Stewart!

Johnny Barnes

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Creative Audio Works
15 Bay Colony Drive
Plymouth, MA  02360

Include the above form with your shipment.

When you click the submit button, you’ll be taken to a new screen where you can either print the form or wait a short while for a copy to show up in your inbox. Please include this when you ship your media to Creative Audio Works.

Guidelines for Packing And Shipping Your Audio Media

Shipping audio material carries its own risk even in the best of circumstances. However, packing your audio securely and selecting appropriate shipping services will ensure that your audio collection arrives safely. Creative Audio Works cannot be held liable for any damage that occurs to your objects during shipping process. If you have questions about shipping your audio material, don’t hesitate to contact Creative Audio Works for more information.

We encourage clients to bring their audio media to Creative Audio Works in person whenever possible so that handling is not delegated to a third party.

For most projects, FedEx, UPS, and USPS provide overnight (or 2-day, 3-day, etc.) services, which reduce the amount of handling your packages experience during their journey. In addition, these common carriers can safely ship some collections with careful packing. It’s a good idea to let us know your shipment is on its way. When you fill out the form above we will be notified when you are shipping your audio media. If convenient, please provide the tracking number.


For 10″ reels of tape, the  USPS had a Priority Mail box that is 12″ square and holds 4-5 reels of tape. Be sure to wrap the reels in bubble pack so that they do not move during shipment.  Media mail is an alternative for shipping.  It is less expensive, but it can take 6-10 days to deliver depending on your location.

Cassettes should be shipped in their original cassette box when available, which has a hub-locking device to prevent the tape in the cassette shell from becoming loose while in transit when possible.

If you are going to ship records, don’t forget that at least one stiffener pad between discs. With discs, it is critical to double-box your shipment to prevent damage.

Do not use envelopes of any kind; they are prone to rip open during delivery. We have had cassettes mailed to us and arrived damaged.  The cassette had to be re-shelled before being transferred, and this cost was passed on to the client.

For institutions with an extensive collection of audio media

For institutions with an extensive collection of audio media, shippers provide door-to-door delivery with special handling for fragile objects and packing and crating services. Fine arts shippers such as USART and Classic F.A and others are trustworthy and recommended for rare, one-of-a-kind, and/or fragile objects. A web search or a recommendation from your local art museum can help you find companies.


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